Motorcyclist Arrested On Possession Charge

Police beat

August 06, 1991

A 27-year-old Arnold man was arrested on cocaine possession charges yesterday in the Harbour House public housing complex in Annapolis, city police said.

Police said they arrested Joseph H. Jewell of the500 block of Greenblades Court just after midnight near Madison and President streets after a search turned up two small bags containing crack cocaine.

Jewell had been riding a motorcycle with its headlight out east on Madison Street, then stopped and starting tapping the headlight, police said. When a cruiser pulled up behind him, Jewell turned the motorcycle off and started walking away, police said.

Officers then asked him for his license and registration and found that his license had been suspended, police said. On arresting Jewell, police found the two bags containing crack, as well as a crack pipe and $64 in a leather pouch on his waist, police said.


County police were looking yesterday for the gunmen who robbed two Pioneer City residents Saturday.

In the first hold-up, police said, a Severn man was standing outside at about 11:50 p.m. in the 1900 block of Arwell Court when two men walked up to him and asked him if he man had any "rock," or crack cocaine. The man said, "No," and walked away.

About five minutes later, as the Severn man walked back to Arwell Court, one of the men walked up to him with a gun and took $78 from him.

Police believe the same man, along with another man, robbed a second Severn man about five minutes later. That victim also was standing in the 1900 block of Arwell Court when two men askedhim for crack. When he answered that he did not have any, they took $4.50 from his pockets.

In both incidents, the robbers were armed with automatic handguns. Police described the first robber as a blackman, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with light skin. He was wearing a white shirt and light-colored shorts.

The second robber is described as a black man in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a black tank top.


A gas station attendant thwarted a robbery early Monday morning when he grabbed the barrel of the robber's handgun, police said.

Police said the 23-year-old attendant was outside the pay booth of the Amoco gas station in the 5500 block of Ritchie Highway at 1:16 a.m. when the gunman walked up and pointed a small gun at him.

The attendant grabbed the barrel of thegun and pushed it away. Police said the gunman pulled the gun back and ran away.

The gunman was last seen running toward 16th Avenue and Southview Shopping Center.

No money was taken.


A 20-year-old Annapolis man was arrested Friday in the Robinwood public housing complex on charges of possession withintent to distribute cocaine, city police said.

Responding to complaints of drug distribution in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue, police arrested Donta A. Surgeon of the 1400 block of Tyler Avenue just before 6 p.m.

Police charged Surgeon with intent to distribute cocaine in a school zone because he was arrested within 1,000 feet of Annapolis Middle School.

Surgeon was being held without bond at the county detention center yesterday.

Police described the stretch of Tyler Avenue in Robinwood as an open-air drug market that has been theobject of repeated complaints from residents, resulting in numerous arrests this summer.


A 32-year-old Annapolis man told police he was beaten and threatened with a knife in a public housing complex Saturday morning.

Thomas Macon, ofthe 1800 block of Copeland Street, said he had been walking with twomen in the Newtowne 20 complex when three other men began punching him in the face and head, police reported.

Macon, who declined medical treatment, suffered cuts and bruises. He described the man with the knife as a 5-foot 8-inch black man in his 30s, wearing a blue shirt and white sweat pants. He offered no descriptions of the other attackers, police said.


A 31-year-old Annapolis man was hit on the head and robbed near the Blockbuster Video Store in Hillsmere Saturday night, city police said.

VincentL. Massey told police several men hit him near the Hillsmere shopping center store about 11:30 p.m., then took a pack of cigarettes and his wallet containing $50, police said.

A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Anne Arundel County police and state police:


600 block of White Swan Drive: Aug. 31, entry gained through the window. Unknown property taken.

Brooklyn Park:

100 blockof 11th Avenue: Aug. 1, entry gained through the door. All-terrain vehicle taken. Total loss: $1,000.

Glen Burnie:

7700 block of New York Lane: July 31, entry gained through the door. Nothing taken.

Unit block of Eastern Avenue: Aug. 4. Money taken. Total loss: $70.


900 block of Andover Road: Aug. 2. Lawn equipment taken. Total loss: $2,250.


500 block of Belmawr Place: Aug. 1. Nothing taken.


2900 block of Golden Fleece Drive: Aug. 2, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.

800 block of 220th Place: Aug. 2, entry gained through the door. Money taken. Total loss: $100.

Unit block of Ritchie Highway: Aug. 4. Money taken. Total loss: $870.

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